Highest-paying jobs in Dallas (2022)

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Highest-paying jobs in Dallas

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Dallas, the annual mean wage is $58,020 or 0.4% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $362,730. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Commercial pilots

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,230
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,750

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)

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#49. Medical dosimetrists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,340
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,750
- Employment: 2,400
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,120)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($140,710)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($140,300)

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#48. Nuclear engineers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,560
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,760
- Employment: 12,670
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($153,790)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($143,500)
--- Niles-Benton Harbor, MI ($141,090)

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#47. Industrial production managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,790
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,530

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)

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#46. Environmental engineers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $121,180
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,220
- Employment: 42,660
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)

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#45. Electronics engineers, except computer

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $124,540
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,470

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,490
- Employment: 107,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)

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#44. Training and development managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $125,910
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

National
- Annual mean salary: $128,800
- Employment: 35,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($180,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($166,410)

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#43. Law teachers, postsecondary

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $126,450
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,820
- Employment: 14,110
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($165,990)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($152,750)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($152,190)

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#42. Medical and health services managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $126,500
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,610

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)

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#41. Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $128,250
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,550
- Employment: 23,620
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($161,290)
--- Corpus Christi, TX ($156,870)
--- Midland, TX ($156,270)

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#40. Public relations managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $129,690
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- Employment: 59,850
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,410)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($182,890)
--- Boulder, CO ($174,250)

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#39. Database architects

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $130,640
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 50,440
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,830)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($156,530)

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#38. Pharmacists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $131,250
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)

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#37. Optometrists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $132,390
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 38,720
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wilmington, NC ($198,370)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($172,190)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($169,140)

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#36. Compensation and benefits managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $134,290
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

National
- Annual mean salary: $139,470
- Employment: 15,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)

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#35. Natural sciences managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $134,440
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $156,110
- Employment: 74,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($222,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($219,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($216,750)

#34. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $134,600
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,160
- Employment: 13,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($151,900)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,800)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($141,070)

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#33. Purchasing managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $136,440
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)

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#32. Sales managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $137,040
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 16,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)

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#31. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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National
- Annual mean salary: $142,520
- Employment: 27,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($225,610)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($208,310)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($200,980)

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#30. Human resources managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $138,880
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,100

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)

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#29. Physicists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $142,750
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,580
- Employment: 20,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($199,830)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($195,300)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($188,250)

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#28. Dentists, general

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $146,710
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)

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#27. Marketing managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $147,610
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,740

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)

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#26. Chemical engineers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $151,460
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 24,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($173,640)
--- Anchorage, AK ($159,010)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($152,820)

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#25. Computer and information research scientists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $151,650
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,650
- Employment: 30,840
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($209,890)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($202,020)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($183,750)

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#24. Air traffic controllers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $154,180
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

National
- Annual mean salary: $127,920
- Employment: 21,230
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($158,210)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($154,180)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($153,770)

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#23. Petroleum engineers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $158,210
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,290

National
- Annual mean salary: $145,720
- Employment: 22,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($214,700)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($175,590)
--- Anchorage, AK ($169,650)

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#22. Computer and information systems managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $159,010
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 15,980

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)

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#21. Financial managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $161,500
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 17,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)

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#20. Lawyers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $161,650
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,660

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)

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#19. Architectural and engineering managers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $164,390
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,840

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)

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#18. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $172,760
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,770

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)

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#17. Nurse anesthetists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $198,250
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,250

National
- Annual mean salary: $202,470
- Employment: 43,950
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Springfield, IL ($298,890)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($283,550)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($276,810)

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#16. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $213,010
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,580

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,190
- Employment: 81,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($255,250)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($243,380)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($242,540)

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#15. Podiatrists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $219,920
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,380
- Employment: 8,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($231,930)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($219,920)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($205,040)

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#14. Family medicine physicians

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $226,070
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,660

National
- Annual mean salary: $235,930
- Employment: 102,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($336,820)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($336,140)
--- Gainesville, GA ($330,930)

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#13. Psychiatrists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $227,830
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $249,760
- Employment: 25,520
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($360,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($360,740)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($333,190)

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#12. Neurologists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $247,800
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,660
- Employment: 7,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($350,140)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($348,500)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($346,670)

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#11. Pediatricians, general

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $248,580
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,420
- Employment: 33,620
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($298,760)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($298,320)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($291,940)

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#10. Physicians, pathologists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $271,160
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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National
- Annual mean salary: $267,180
- Employment: 11,010
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lexington-Fayette, KY ($351,450)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($344,900)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($341,360)

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#9. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $273,040
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $270,090
- Employment: 11,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($356,830)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($355,740)
--- York-Hanover, PA ($344,470)

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#8. General internal medicine physicians

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $281,160
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

National
- Annual mean salary: $242,190
- Employment: 58,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rockford, IL ($359,200)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($350,330)
--- Sumter, SC ($334,810)

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#7. Anesthesiologists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $285,230
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

National
- Annual mean salary: $331,190
- Employment: 31,130
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($367,320)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($363,190)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($358,430)

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#6. Radiologists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $295,520
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $301,720
- Employment: 29,530
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($370,570)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($358,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($358,450)

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#5. Dermatologists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $295,540
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $302,740
- Employment: 9,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL ($352,500)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($349,550)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($340,840)

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#4. Chief executives

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $296,480
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,570

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,020
- Employment: 200,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)

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#3. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $322,610
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $306,220
- Employment: 16,260
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($366,650)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($364,290)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($354,880)

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#2. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $328,570
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $296,210
- Employment: 21,570
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($377,980)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($375,200)
--- Modesto, CA ($362,780)

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#1. Cardiologists

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Annual mean salary: $362,730
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

National
- Annual mean salary: $353,970
- Employment: 18,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($411,230)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($365,880)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($363,270)

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What jobs pay the most in Dallas TX? ›

What is a good salary in Dallas Texas? ›

A good salary in Dallas, TX is anything over $44,000. That's because the median income in Dallas is $44,000, which means if you earn more than that you're earning more than 50% of the people living in Dallas. The average salary in Dallas is $57,293. A good hourly wage in Dallas is $21.15 per hour.

Which job pays the most money in Texas? ›

Here are the 10 highest-paying jobs in Texas, as indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics :
  1. Chief executive officer. Average salary: $239,060 per year. ...
  2. Surgeon. Average salary: $234,860 per year. ...
  3. Family and general practitioners. ...
  4. Psychiatrist. ...
  5. Obstetrics and gynecology physician. ...
  6. Pilot. ...
  7. Dentist. ...
  8. Oral surgeon.

What are the most popular jobs in Dallas? ›

Detailed List Of The Most Common Jobs In Dallas, TX
RankJob TitleCount
1Customer Service Representative11,014
2Cashier10,175
3Sales Associate6,458
4Internship5,539
88 more rows
May 24, 2022

What is a good job in Dallas TX? ›

High Paying jobs in Dallas, TX
  • SPANISH SPEAKING SALES REPRESENTATIVE. ...
  • Insurance Sales Agent (Sign-On Bonus Available) ...
  • Truck Driver Trainee - Entry Level - Paid Training - No Experience Needed - Texas. ...
  • Swimming Pool Sales & Design. ...
  • Landscape Account Manager. ...
  • Satellite TV Installer - Paid Training.

What jobs is Dallas known for? ›

In the Dallas area, the top industries are technology, financial services and defense. In the Fort Worth area, the major industries include oil and gas, manufacturing, and aviation and aerospace. Unemployment in the area is slightly below the national average.

What is upper class in Dallas? ›

$38,048 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers. $66,213 is the 75th percentile.

How can I make a lot of money in Dallas? ›

10 Side Hustles to Earn Extra Money in Dallas
  1. Uber/Lyft. ...
  2. Good Local Market. ...
  3. Sell Stock Photos of Dallas Landmarks. ...
  4. Market Research. ...
  5. Sell Your Clothes to a Consignment Store. ...
  6. Food App Deliveries. ...
  7. Call Center Customer Service. ...
  8. Mystery Shopping.
Oct 11, 2016

What is middle class in Dallas? ›

Dallas, with a median household income of $47,285 (compared to the statewide median of $57,051) stands out with its affordable homes (the local median of $183,000 isn't far off from the state's median of $169,500) and near-perfect job score, with 18,377 openings within a 10-mile radius.

What are the top 5 jobs in Texas? ›

10 highest-paying jobs in Texas
  • Anesthesiologists. Employment: 2,550. ...
  • Surgeons (except ophthalmologists) Employment: 3,480. ...
  • Chief Executives. Employment: 6,170. ...
  • Family medicine physicians. Employment: 8,380. ...
  • Dentist, specialists. Employment: 670. ...
  • Psychiatrists. ...
  • Physicians, all other. ...
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

What is the best job to have in Texas? ›

The Best Jobs in Texas: Explained
  1. Oral Surgeon. ...
  2. Surgeon. ...
  3. Physician. ...
  4. Family Practitioner. ...
  5. Software Engineering Manager. ...
  6. Nuclear Medicine Physician. ...
  7. Podiatrists. ...
  8. Petroleum Engineer.
May 7, 2022

What jobs are in demand right now in Texas? ›

What jobs are in high demand right now in Texas? According to TWC, the fastest-growing careers in Texas include physician assistants, software developers, management analysts, market research analysts, and financial managers. TWC projects over 30% growth for each of these fields between 2018 and 2028.

Where are the most jobs in Dallas? ›

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX, with 72 percent of the area's total nonfarm employment, gained 224,400 over the year. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, which accounted for the remaining 28 percent of the area's workforce, gained 70,300 jobs during the period.

Does Texas have good job opportunities? ›

Overall, Texas is considered to be a great place to find a new job with many different fields and levels of skill and experience represented. The population growth is expanding the leisure and hospitality sector, as well as retail and other service-based industries.

What job pays the most without a degree? ›

Here are the highest paying jobs without a college degree:
  • Patrol Officer.
  • Executive Assistant.
  • Sales Representative.
  • Flight Attendant.
  • Electrician.
  • Plumber.
  • Wind Turbine Technician.

How much does a realtor in Texas make? ›

The average salary for a realtor is $97,106 per year in Texas. 741 salaries reported, updated at July 27, 2022.

What job pays the most without a degree? ›

Here are the highest paying jobs without a college degree:
  • Patrol Officer.
  • Executive Assistant.
  • Sales Representative.
  • Flight Attendant.
  • Electrician.
  • Plumber.
  • Wind Turbine Technician.

How much do hair stylists make in Dallas TX? ›

The average salary for a hair stylist is $21.40 per hour in Dallas, TX. 100 salaries reported, updated at July 9, 2022.

How much does a realtor in Texas make? ›

The average salary for a realtor is $97,106 per year in Texas. 741 salaries reported, updated at July 27, 2022.

How much do sanitation workers make in Dallas? ›

The average salary for a sanitation worker is $17.64 per hour in Dallas, TX. 99 salaries reported, updated at July 25, 2022.

What is a low stress high paying job? ›

According to data that FinanceBuzz compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), some low-stress jobs that typically yield a six-figure salary include mathematician, software developer, political scientist, physicist, chemical engineer, astronomer, and ...

What is the easiest high paying job? ›

Top 18 Highest Paying Easy Jobs
  1. House Sitter. If you're looking for easy high paying jobs, don't discount house sitter. ...
  2. Personal Trainer. ...
  3. Optometrist. ...
  4. Flight Attendant. ...
  5. Dog Walker. ...
  6. Toll Booth Attendant. ...
  7. Massage Therapist. ...
  8. Librarian.

How can I make 200k a year without college? ›

3 jobs that can pay $200k a year
  1. Real estate associate.
  2. Voice-over artist.
  3. Business owner.
  4. Inspector.
  5. Makeup artist.
  6. Sales representative.
  7. Web developer.
  8. Truck driver.
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